Brazil great Pele recovering after surgery

first_imgBy Tatiana RamiBrazilian football legend Pele has undergone prostate surgery and is in stable condition, a Sao Paulo hospital has said.This is the second time Pele, 74, has been hospitalised in six months.In a statement, the Albert Einstein Hospital said Pele had undergone a transurethral resection of the prostate. According to the US National Institutes of Health’s website, the procedure involves removing an internal part of the prostate gland in order to treat an enlarged prostate.Earlier in the day, local news site Globo Esporte said Pele had a prostate condition known as hyperplasia, which it said increases the risk of a urinary infection. The report did not cite sources.Pele, whose given name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was released from the same hospital in early December following a two-week stay with kidney problems.With more than 1,280 career goals, and an unequalled three World Cup titles during his playing career, Pele is considered by many the greatest football player of all time.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Third Doctor Jon Pertwee

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Happy birthday, Jon Pertwee!Born John Devon Roland Pertwee (he dropped the “h” from his first name in the 1930s, due to a playbill misspelling), the thespian made a name for himself long before stepping into the TARDIS.Following his expulsion from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Pertwee spent six years in the Royal Navy, where he worked alongside Ian Fleming and reported directly to Prime Minister Winston Churchill.After the war, he rose through the ranks of radio as a comedy actor, voicing characters in Waterlogged Spa, Puffney Post Office, The Navy Lark (18 years!), and Will Any Gentleman…? (alongside future First Doctor William Hartnell).The Third Doctor has a penchant for fancy clothes (via BBC)His stage and screen career began taking off in the ’60s, with roles in the 1963 London production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and four Carry On films.In 1969, Pertwee was shortlisted to take over as Doctor Who‘s titular Time Lord from Patrick Troughton. Producers’ second choice after Ron Moody, Pertwee snagged the part when the Oliver! actor declined—a decision he admittedly came to regret.Pertwee debuted (alongside the infamous Autons and new companion Liz Shaw) in 1970’s “Spearhead from Space,” which—for the first time in color!—saw the main character exiled on Earth, where he became a scientific advisor for UNIT.Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) (via BBC)The dandy to Troughton’s clown, Pertwee’s Third Doctor is known for wearing flamboyant velvet jackets, ruffled tuxedo shirts, and silk-lined cloaks—the perfect fit for his slightly showy, vain personality.Which doesn’t bode well when you realize that, at the behest of then-BBC Head of Drama Shaun Sutton, Pertwee played the rogue alien “as himself.” (Mostly meaning the addition of new gadgets and fast cars.)Pertwee remains a beloved member of the Whoniverse, as demonstrated by former co-star Katy Manning, who played companion Jo Grant from 1971-73: In early 1974, Pertwee announced he would step down as the Doctor to resume his stage career, also citing typecasting, the death of colleague Roger Delgado (The Master), and the departures of Manning and producer Barry Letts.The entertainer went on to enjoy success in the title role of TV’s Worzel Gummidge, and returned to Doctor Who in 1983, reprising his role for 20th anniversary special “The Five Doctors.”Jon Pertwee fights some aliens (via BBC)Pertwee died in his sleep from a heart attack in Connecticut on May 20, 1996, at the age of 76. Today would have been his 98th birthday.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Today would have been this most marvelous mans birthday xxx— KatyManning Official (@ManningOfficial) July 7, 2017Son and actor Sean Pertwee (Elementary, Gotham), meanwhile, shared a memory of his late dad on Instagram.last_img read more